Crime Harvey Weinstein extradited to California to face sexual assault charges
Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty to charges he sexually assaulted 5 women
Weinstein has already been convicted in New York. Weinstein, 69, appeared in court Wednesday after being extradited from New York. He faces four counts each of forcible rape and forcible oral copulation, two counts of sexual battery by restraint and one count of sexual penetration by use of force, the Los Angeles County district attorney said.
Disgraced movie mogulis being extradited to California to face charges there.
“This morning at approximately 9:25 custody of Mr. Harvey Weinstein was handed over to the appropriate officials for transport to the state of California per a court order,’’ the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision said in a statement Tuesday.
Allegations against the former film producer sparked the #MeToo social media campaign movement aftercame forward to accuse him of sexual harassment and misconduct.
Weinstein pleads not guilty to sexual assaults in California
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harvey Weinstein pleaded not guilty in a Los Angeles courtroom Wednesday to four counts of rape and seven other sexual assault counts. Weinstein denies rapes, sexual assaults in Los Angeles court Sheriff’s deputies brought the 69-year-old convicted rapist into court in a wheelchair. He was wearing a brown jail jumpsuit and face mask. Attorney Mark Werksman entered the plea for the disgraced movie mogul a day after Weinstein was extradited to California from New York, where he was serving a 23-year prison term.Weinstein spoke only to say “thank you” to Judge Sergio Tapia, who wished him good luck as the hearing ended.
In February 2020, Weinstein wasin New York and was sentenced to 23 years in prison. He was serving out his sentence at Wende Correctional Facility near Buffalo, New York. His lawyers of the rape conviction in April.
But his legal battles continue in California, where he faces further charges.
The Los Angeles District Attorney, as his trial was beginning in New York.
In Los Angeles, he is charged with four counts of rape, four counts of forcible oral copulation, two counts of sexual battery by restraint and one count of sexual penetration by use of force. The counts involve five women and stem from alleged events in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills from 2004 to 2013.
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